"He's definitely playing uphill right now," McCarthy said after practice Thursday. "That's just from the mental transition that he's going through, and frankly it's the responsibility of the coaching staff, particularly myself calling the game, to get him comfortable where he can just play. That's really what we're working on here in the next 30-plus hours."
Like I said, the fans probably already know this. I just find it a little weird that a coach would practically say that he doubts a player is good enough to make the opening day roster.